After years of requests from users, Apple is finally bringing Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro to the iPad.
The iPad has always had industry-leading hardware that has rivaled some of the most powerful computers. Unfortunately, the hardware has been held back for years by a lack of software powerful enough to truly benefit from the hardware.
Apple is finally beginning to rectify that, bringing Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro to the tablet.
“We’re excited to introduce Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad, allowing creators to unleash their creativity in new ways and in even more places,” said Bob Borchers, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “With a powerful set of intuitive tools designed for the portability, performance, and touch-first interface of iPad, Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro deliver the ultimate mobile studio.”
The company says Final Cut Pro will take advantage of Apple silicon and machine learning to speed up some tasks:
Final Cut Pro for iPad harnesses the power of Apple silicon and machine learning to speed up time-consuming editing tasks. With Scene Removal Mask, creators can quickly remove or replace the background behind a subject in a clip without using a green screen. Auto Crop adjusts footage for vertical, square, and other aspect ratios, and with Voice Isolation, background noise can easily be removed from audio captured in the field.Logic Pro iPad – Credit Apple
Similarly, Logic Pro will tap into the power of the iPad’s Multi-Touch gestures and other unique features:
Logic Pro for iPad combines the power of Logic Pro with the portability of iPad to unlock an all-in-one professional music creation app. With Multi-Touch gestures, music creators can play software instruments and interact naturally with controls, as well as navigate complex projects with pinch-to-zoom and swipe-to-scroll. Plug-in Tiles put the most useful controls at the creator’s fingertips, making it easy to quickly shape sounds. With the built-in mics on iPad, users can capture voice or instrument recordings, and with five studio-quality mics on iPad Pro, users can turn virtually any space into a recording studio. Creators can also make precision edits and draw detailed track automation with Apple Pencil, and connect a Smart Keyboard Folio or Magic Keyboard to utilize key commands that speed up production.
Both apps will each be available for a $4.99 subscription or $49 per year.
It’s good to see Apple bringing some of its flagship pro software products to the iPad. Better yet, it’s good to see Apple tapping into what makes the iPad experience unique and applying that to the apps’ workflows rather than simply porting the macOS version.